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The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519

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The first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latest history brings the family and the world they lived in—the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance—to life.
 
The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame — his daughter Lucrezia and her brother Cesare, who murdered Lucrezia's husband and served as the model for Machiavelli's The Prince. The Borgias were notorious for seizing power, wealth, land, and titles through bribery, marriage, and murder. The story of the family's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to the highest position in Italian society is an absorbing tale.

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The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. This is the absorbing tale of the family's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to the highest position in Italian society.

About the Author

Christopher Hibbert has written more than fifty acclaimed books, including The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici and Rome: The Biography of a City. A leading popular historian whose works reflect meticulous scholarship, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is married with three children and lives in Oxfordshire.

Table of Contents

— Contents —

Chapter 1 The Crumbling City 1

Chapter 2 Elections and Celebrations 10

Chapter 3 A Man of Endless Virility 20

Chapter 4 Servant of the Servant of God 36

Chapter 5 Marriages and Alliances 43

Chapter 6 The French in Rome 54

Chapter 7 The Conquest of Naples 74

Chapter 8 The Borgia Bull 83

Chapter 9 Father and Children 92

Chapter 10 The Dominican Friar 99

Chapter 11 Murder 105

Chapter 12 Another Husband for Lucrezia 111

Chapter 13 The Unwanted Cardinals Hat 121

Chapter 14 Cesares French Bride 128

Chapter 15 Conquests 139

Chapter 16 Jubilee 153

Chapter 17 Duke of the Romagna 168

Chapter 18 The Naples Campaign 179

Chapter 19 The Duke and the Borgia Girl 184

Chapter 20 Frolics and Festivities 198

Chapter 21 The New Bride 205

Chapter 22 Castles and Condottieri 221

Chapter 23 The Death of the Pope 244

Chapter 24 Conclaves 254

Chapter 25 Cesare at Bay 264

Chapter 26 Duchess of Ferrara 274

Chapter 27 The End of the Affair 290

Chapter 28 The Death of the Duchess 302

Chapter 29 Saints and Sinners 311

Bibliography 315

Index 321

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547247816
Author:
Hibbert, Christopher
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.68 lb

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